Color coordination can be one of the most challenging parts of home design and this is especially true in the world of replacement windows. Choose the wrong colors for your frames or muntins and you’ll throw your entire home’s aesthetic off balance. While this may not sound like a big deal (repainting frames is always an option), you can save some time, money and effort by making the right decisions the first time around.
Let our top team of designers from Renewal by Andersen® of Connecticut offer you some practical tips about color coordinating your replacement windows.
A Closer Look at Window Frames
In replacement windows, the word ‘frame’ is an umbrella term that covers the many different parts of your window that are not made of glass. The exterior parts are called the trim and your color choice for your trims should always factor in the color of your siding as well as your roof. The glazing is often directly attached to a much smaller frame called the sash. This is typically the part of your window that moves with the glass during its operation.
To Contrast or Not to Contrast
There are many factors to consider when choosing a finish but one safe rule that our designers recommend is to always choose contrasting colors for your trims and sashes. This rule works incredibly well no matter what architectural style your home currently has.
How to Choose Colors
The aim for choosing colors for your replacement windows is to allow them to stand out against your siding color without being too gaudy or overbearing. Dark-colored siding works well with a slightly lighter hue in your trims, contrasting a much brighter shade for your sashes. The opposite is true for light-colored siding and windows.
At Renewal By Andersen of Connecticut, we are your leading provider of beautifully designed windows and doors. Give us a call at (860) 341-4210 to schedule a free in-home window diagnosis and consultation. You could also fill out our online contact form to request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Connecticut.